The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald has many characters that are similar and difference in a number of ways. Fitzgerald gives a detail description of the characters in the story, but a reader’s interest level will peak when comparing the similarities and differences between Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Tom Buchanan is a rich man. Tom’s mansion is “elaborate” with “sun-dials, brick walks and burning gardens” (Fitzgerald 9) Tom is married to Daisy Buchanan and he was a football player. Likewise, Jay Gatsby is also a rich man even though he grew up poor.
This country is known as one of the wealthiest country in the world. They are on the list of highest GDP per capita due to the export of oil and gas to different countries. Qatar is also known as one of the country with the best airlines which is Qatar airways that is awarded with 5 star rating y Skytrax. All this information all comes down that money is what makes people happy is Qatar. Weiner stated as he traveling in Qatar that, "Maybe the secret to happiness is money.
This contributed towards the wealth of the middle class. The middle class enjoyed lavish lifestyles with a standard of living that was much higher than any other country worldwide. There were however many criminals and gangsters behind the scenes. One of the renowned gangster was Al Capone, who’s rise and fall contributed towards the American subculture. The subculture of America at the time was diverse.
Tobias Wolff develops the character of Pete in “The Rich Brother” to show Pete’s understanding of success based on wealth and intelligence. Society judges people based on their wealth. How wealthy an individual is thought to be is a statused placed on the individual depending on his or her income, property, and saved money. In the short story Pete is potentially considered wealthy by society because he is the owner of a franchise and owns many valuable pieces of
If one did not know Jay Gatsby they would think he was a self-centered rich man, but, he did not care about money. Jay did not care about wealth he only became wealthy because that is the only way Daisy would love
He also has an impulse to buy expensive items, including a brand new car, that aren’t a necessity to him (326-327). Donald, through his religious and generous nature, obtains a sense of fulfillment. As it is clearly stated in “The Rich Brother,” Donald believes that he has a “purpose in life” while Pete is not aware of his (328). Both Donald and Pete are considered “rich,” but the two brothers hold different definitions of the word. Pete is regarded as “rich” because he has great deal of money, and Donald is considered to be rich because of his kind, generous, and religious nature.
The longing that Nick has for Gatsby is not explainable. This is why Nick doesn't see Gatsby as Jay Gatsby but as "The Great Gatsby". He admires Gatsby do to his wealthy life style, being able to create a brand new life, and being an affectionate
The 1920’s was a time where the rich were not afraid to flaunt their wealth. They held outrageous parties and spent their money on lavish things. It was a time where some people were living the ‘American Dream’, while others struggled to get food on the table. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby he displays the extravagant lives of the wealthy through the luxurious life of James Gatz, or Jay Gatsby. Fitzgerald influences the plot and conveys themes with symbols such as a simple green light, an abandoned set of eyes watching over the American society, and a bleak gully of dark ashes.
Money has a powerful influence on the perception of people. Motivation can bring good things to those who have a lot of fortune. Riches is what makes the American Dream come true because it can either buy materials, love or even identity. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, makes a direct relationship between money and the pursuit of the American Dream. In the novel, money plays the role of motivation and changes in people.
Gatsby is known as being rich and throwing parties that pretty much don’t end. He is someone who looks as if he would be very wealthy, but that is not necessarily the case. He did not grow up wealthy. Social breakdown is represented in so many ways. Including the way people live in this story.
Donald Bren is the well-known real estate mogul who Forbes describes as the richest real estate developer in the world. His reputation spans across the nation for his tactics and his practical know-how in the industry of real estate. He was able to turn himself into this wealthy character through hard work and dedication which is required to reach the billionaire status that he currently holds. Donald was born May 11th, 1932 in Las Angeles, California to Marion and Milton Bren. Donald’s parents were also accomplished people, probably to which he received his motivation to do well in life.
For example, James Otis had the ability to appeal to the middle class by “attacking the Troy Thomas Hutchinson” (Zinn 1). The rich use tactics to gain the support of the middle class, but without losing any of their own riches, like wealth or power, for their own gain. It was at the cost of the “slaves, Indians, and poor whites” (Zinn 1). It spared the rich any expenses, but brought them much gain, from the support. Finally, the growth of the colonies positively impacted the rich as well, as they received the profits and benefits from the expansions.
The book introduces a similarity of wealth for the two settings; however, this reveals an ironic situation. The American Dream indicates that hard work earns you wealth (big house), but this is not the case for Nick or Daisy. They both portray the opposite of the American Dream showing its decline. A grand comparison is made to the amount of effort put in by both characters and the size of their house. Nick is a small town man who has come from a wealthy family like Daisy.
Currently, we have both a wealthy class and common people rule. Everyone (common people) gets to vote, and those votes decide our future. But, because of their wealthy, the wealthy have an advantage when it comes to politics. They can pay a lot for the best lawyer (the best example being the OJ Simpson case) and be proven innocent because the lawyer raised reasonable doubt. Also, wealthy business owners could get the government to move a smaller business/store, using eminent domain, and place their own business at the location, using the words “public use” to tell the people it was for them.
The thought process is you have to show how worthy and successful you are by buying expensive things. If you are rich buy a new 2016 BMW M6 class or a new Rolex to show off your success as well as your status with the elites. The thought process, “Look at all my stuff, I am successful!”